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The University of Denver announced today that Colorado Rockies first baseman Ben Paulsen will perform the ceremonial puck drop at tonight's Denver Pioneers hockey game against Minnesota-Duluth.

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I am 23 years old. I was born in January of 1993. I am a representative of the first generation of Coloradans that has only known Major League Baseball with the Rockies. The only team I've ever loved is the Colorado Rockies. And I'm not the only one.

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Jorge De La Rosa has been a solid part of the Colorado Rockies’ rotation for the past eight seasons. The left-hander has compiled a 78-52 record with a 4.20 earned run average since being traded to Colorado in April 2007. He is the all-time leader in wins for the franchise and also loves pitching at Coors Field where he…...

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The Colorado Rockies and homegrown pitchers seem to mix as well as oil and water. Several pitchers have looked strong in the minor leagues only to come to Coors Field and flame out. Many pitchers don’t even make the majors and either struggle in the minors or move on to flourish with another team. Right-hander Chad Bettis is hoping to buck…...

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Aug. 4, 2015 was an important day in the history of the Colorado Rockies. After all the talk and all the speculation, Jon Gray made his debut on the mound of Coors Field. The right-hander has been called the savior of the Rockies’ terrible starting rotation. He was going to cement himself as the ace of the next 10…...

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He might be the forgotten member of the Colorado Rockies rotation, but he also might be the key to the club becoming respectable. Jordan Lyles and the Rockies avoided arbitration on Wednesday, signing a 1-year $2.95 million deal. The deal makes sense for both sides, giving Lyles a modest raise after an injury-shortened season. The righty was acquired by…...

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The Troy Tulowitzki trade changed everything. Before the night of July 27th, the Rockies were a team that was counting on some sustained luck and good timing combined with a fairly talented lineup to make the playoffs. They were in a variation of a win-now mode. After that night, that was no longer the case. At that time, Jeff Bridich…...

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Earlier today, the White Sox announced that they acquired Rockies pitcher, Tommy Kahnle in exchange for minor league RHP, Yency Almonte. This move comes just four days after the Rockies designated Kahnle for assignment. This trade continues the early stages of an offseason during which Rockies fans have seen general manager Jeff Bridich make only minor moves to the team.…...

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Grantland’s Jonah Keri wrote, “the Rockies could be this year’s out-of-nowhere squad that rides 99th-percentile luck to a big season.” This fell in line with my spring training prediction of 68 or 88 wins for the 2015 Colorado Rockies. There was an alternate universe where Jon Gray was called up 15 days into the season, Troy Tulowitzki played 140 games in Denver,…...

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The Colorado Rockies got to see the exact opposite of where they are heading. When Golden-native Mark Melancon closed out the Rockies in the 9th inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-3 win, the Pirates were in celebration mode. They successfully clinched a playoff spot and with that out of the way, set their sights on the suddenly struggling…...

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Celebrating the little wins is a step towards being happy. While fans in Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Houston and Chicago are eagerly anticipating an October that could bring excitement for their baseball team, fans of the Colorado Rockies are spending their Saturday night celebrating that their team won’t lose 100 games. It truly is a tiny victory, but two months…...

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Chris Rusin grabbed the ball from catcher Michael McKenry as they slapped hands after the game. He tucked the ball into his back pocket before getting in line to slap hands with his teammates. The keepsake commemorates Rusin’s complete-game shutout of the San Diego Padres. It also marks an exclamation point on the season that Rusin has had, coming…...

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When he hits it, everyone knows it. Carlos Gonzalez hits the ball just a little bit harder than everyone else. On Friday night in Washington D.C., the Colorado Rockies stole a victory from the Washington Nationals in the 8th inning when CarGo took a Drew Storen fastball deep over the right field fence and off of the back wall…...

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When Troy Tulowitzki came out of the game in the bottom of the 9th inning on Monday night in Chicago, the speculation had nothing to do with a potential trade. Everyone thought there may have been an injury. Instead, news rolled in that Tulo was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in what amounts to be a blockbuster deal.…...

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It just doesn’t hurt like it used to. The Colorado Rockies climbed all the way back from a 8-4 deficit, tying the game on Carlos Gonzalez’s three-run blast in the bottom of the 8th inning. It was the second time in the game that the Rockies had erased a four-run deficit. It would have made sense that when John…...

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The Colorado Rockies are once again going nowhere fast. They were drilled on Tuesday night 9-0 as Kyle Kendrick was predictably crushed. It’s reached the point where the results of the Rockies games aren’t about the score of the game, but more about what the young players are doing to improve themselves so that fans have a reason to…...

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Mental errors are unforgivable in baseball. However, they are quickly forgotten if the player who committed that error delivers in the bottom of the 9th inning with the game on the line. That is exactly what happened for Ben Paulsen. The first baseman stepped to the plate with one out in the 9th inning with the game tied. The…...

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As good as Saturday was, Sunday was really bad for the Colorado Rockies. The team was plagued by bad decisions in their Sunday loss to the Marlins, in which the Rockies dropped the game and the series after a 10th inning solo home run gave the Marlins a 3-2 decision. With the game tied 2-2, the Rockies had a…...

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Momentum in baseball is a big thing. Within a game, momentum can change a game. Over the course of a few days, a week, or a month, momentum can shape a season. A losing streak can get into a team’s heads. On the same note, a few wins can build confidence and start a long streak. Baseball is a…...

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There is no way around this one, the Colorado Rockies endured a heartbreaking loss on Tuesday night at Coors Field. Simply put, the Grand Slam that Rafael Betancourt gave up in the top of the 9th with two outs and two strikes with a three-run lead was about as bad as it could have been. It erased about 17…...

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